Character Education


Character Education


Parents want nothing more than for their children to grow up into well-mannered individuals and give the proper respect to other people. That is why character education plays as an important role in their studies, because success in life does not always rely on academics.      

It is true that the main reason that you enroll your children to a school to learn about academic subjects like math, history, science, and so on, but these are not the only things that children need to learn if they ever want to become successful in the real world. Character education gives them the necessary tools that will be using more often than those that they learn from the other subjects.

Character education is a teaching method which fosters the development of ethical and responsible individuals by teaching them about the good values that people should have. It teaches the students the values of caring about other people, honesty, responsibility, and other important traits to make an upstanding citizen.

The parents are not the only ones that need to be concerned in developing a student's character, the school and community should also have a role in this. These days, with most families, the children are often left alone with no one to guide them. That is why schools need to implement character education so that the students know the correct path they should walk on.


Why do we need character education in today's schools?

The need for character education lies in the fact that a sustained process of teaching, being shown examples of good character, and constant by practicing what they learned are the things needed to instill good character traits in students. And since students spend most of their time at school, it is the perfect place to instill moral values in them

The reason for teaching good character is to prepare the students to face the many opportunities and unknown dangers that are in today's society. Character education gives the students the knowledge they need to know what these dangers in society are and deal with them properly.

Young people these days gets exposed to literally thousands of negative influences through the media and their peers every day, add to this the sad fact that parents are spending less time with their children. Students need to know how to handle these pressures and character education will give them the tools that they need.


(Mrs. Mehreen Asim)





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